Tolstoy expert to give speech on war and peace

Andrew Kaufman, an internationally renowned Leo Tolstoy expert, will give a keynote speech at the American Conversations Series on the book “War and Peace” in an effort to make it more approachable to readers.

Kaufman is a professor at the University of Virginia as well the author of the novel “Give War and Peace a Chance.” His Tolstoy expertise has been showcased on as well as by journalist Katie Couric.

The event, which is presented by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, will take place at 7 p.m. on March 12 in the Loosemore Auditorium at Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus. Attendance is free to the general public.

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